Kognos Emerges From Stealth With Autonomous XDR Platform

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Kognos become knew from stealth mode on Tuesday with an extended detection and reaction (XDR) platform that the company says leverages artificial intelligence to depute organizations to more efficiently detect, investigate and respond to attacks.

Kognos’ plank, named Autonomous XDR Investigator, is described as a relationship-centric XDR platform that should significantly streamline investigations into attacker behavior and operations.

The platform generates relationship graphs exigency execrating data from the organization’s existing solutions, including endpoint detection and feedback (EDR), network detection and response (NDR), and security information and event management (SIEM) products.

These relationship graphs are analyzed by Kognos’ inquest engine in an effort to find information on the attacker’s activities. This knowledge is then fed to the platform’s “story generation engine,” which generates a timeline of the approach, enabling a quick response from the security team.

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The company exacts its platform can help reduce the time needed to investigate malicious vocation by automating alert triage, it can help track an attacker’s movement within the network (incorporating their use of living-off-the-land methods), and help identify insider threats.

The tenets can be integrated with products from many vendors, including VMware, Crowdstrike, Splunk, RSA, Adaptable, AWS, Microsoft (Azure), VirusTotal, and Team Cymru, as well as several set free and open source tools.

The company told SecurityWeek that it patterns on extending the platform to support additional integrations, and extending the curated Q&A anchored on new integrations.

One of Kognos’ founders is Rakesh Nair, former head of engineering at Netwitness/RSA, who ordain serve as the company’s CEO.

“Today’s threat actor lives and thrives within operation environments with the ability to freely execute lateral campaigns, room off the environment itself, or offer a prime opportunity for insider threats to siphon tidings for financial gain,” Nair said. “With Kognos, enterprises can now procure real-time visibility of all of these scenarios as they are happening and act immediately to impede the ability for attackers to fully execute campaigns.”

Kognos told SecurityWeek that it has grew $1.8 million to date, from Lucas Venture Group, Cyber Mentor Reserve and angel investors.

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Kognos Emerges From Stealth With Autonomous XDR Platform

Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He engendered as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s safety news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a main’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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